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Nature Walk: Winter Birds of Lake Solano Park   Sunday,  JAN  21, 2018
10:00 AM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lake Solano County Park
California enjoys mild winters, and that makes it an ideal spot for many migratory birds to spend the cooler months. At Lake Solano, a wide array of habitats means that visitors can observe a diverse assortment of birds and other wildlife. On this tour, we'll observe year-round residents and migratory visitors while taking in the natural beauty of Lake Solano Park. Loaner binoculars will be available. These activities are appropriate for all ages, and families and groups are welcome. Please prepare for the weather and variable conditions by bringing water, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing in layers. The tour will be rescheduled in the event of heavy rain. Advance registration is recommended but not required. The day's activities are free, and parking is $6 per vehicle payable at the east entrance to the Park. For more information, check online or call Karin Young at Putah Creek Council, 530-795-3006.
Parking Fee: $6
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Rd
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd. and meet at the Nature Center on the west side of the road.

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  JAN  24, 2018
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday Ė beginners through advanced. We practice the ď108 stepĒ Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  JAN  26, 2018
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  JAN  27, 2018
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Nature Hike   Saturday,  JAN  27, 2018
9:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks welcome the public to join docent Jim Hanser for a weekend hike at Lynch Canyon. You will explore and learn about the human history and phenomenal plant and wildlife diversity of Lynch Canyon. Come enjoy Lynch Canyonís 1,039 acres of rolling grasslands, pond and oak woodlands with your family and friends. The hike can range from 4-7 miles. Pre-registration recommended. To register or for details, visit us online. Parking is $6, and goes to support Solano County Parks.
Leader: Jim Hanser
Parking Fee: $6
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Out of the Dark: Demystifying Bats   Saturday,  JAN  27, 2018
10:30 AM

RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch Nature Center
Join the Rush Ranch Educational Council in welcoming back the ďBat LadyĒ Corky Quirk, as she dispels the myths surrounding the much maligned and misunderstood mammals: bats. Corky, along with a few of her bewitching bat friends, will make their appearance in the Rush Ranch Nature Center for just one day-so mark your calendars now! Corky is the founder & Executive Director of Northern CA Bats, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, & release of bats. The program is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Space is limited so come early. It will last about 1 hour.
Leader: Corky Quirk
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.

 
Centennial Park Restoration   Sunday,  JAN  28, 2018
12:30 PM

SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Centennial Park
Solano RCD is hosting volunteer events to plant native plants in Vacaville this winter. We will be working from 12:30-3:30 in Centennial Park in north Vacaville and will be planting a wide variety of native perennial wildflowers and forbs (goldenrod, aster, mugwort, milkweed, etc.) to provide food resources for pollinators. We will provide all necessary tools, work gloves, and snacks. All of these events are family friendly, but we do ask that children under the age of 14 work closely with an adult. Please RSVP by email if you are interested in participating.
Location: Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: Meeting location provided on RSVP.

 
Lunar Eclipse / Blood Moon Paddle   Wednesday,  JAN  31, 2018
4:30 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a Blood Moon, owing to the reddish tinge of the eclipsed Full Moon. This is a rare event! Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  JAN  31, 2018
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday Ė beginners through advanced. We practice the ď108 stepĒ Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Habitat Restoration   Saturday,  FEB  3, 2018
12:30 PM

SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Pond C
Solano RCD is hosting volunteer events to plant native plants this winter. We will be working from 12:30-3:30. We will be planting many different types of rushes and sedges (as well as a few wildflowers) to improve the bio-filtration processes at the Pond C wetlands. These natives will also beautify the wetland and improve its wildlife habitat. We will provide all necessary tools, work gloves, and snacks. All of these events are family friendly, but we do ask that children under the age of 14 work closely with an adult. Please RSVP by email if you are interested in participating.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Meeting location provided on RSVP.

 
22nd Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival   Friday,  FEB  9, 2018
5:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island
Please join us for a celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks and other wildlife at the peak of migration! February 9--11, 2018. The festival features 3 days of guided and self-guided birdwatching outings in the 5 county "north shore" of San Francisco Bay, a Wildlife Expo Hall with live presentations & booths full of artisans, non-profits and governmental agencies, the annual "Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops" Art Show, Silent Auction, kids activities, and lots of local and regional venues open for tours on Mare Island and beyond. RAIN or SHINE!. For updated information, visit us on on Facebook.
Location:
     Bldg 221, 800 Walnut Ave
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Events planned at various locations.

 
22nd Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival   Saturday,  FEB  10, 2018
9:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island
Please join us for a celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks and other wildlife at the peak of migration! February 9--11, 2018. The festival features 3 days of guided and self-guided birdwatching outings in the 5 county "north shore" of San Francisco Bay, a Wildlife Expo Hall with live presentations & booths full of artisans, non-profits and governmental agencies, the annual "Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops" Art Show, Silent Auction, kids activities, and lots of local and regional venues open for tours on Mare Island and beyond. RAIN or SHINE!. For updated information, visit us on on Facebook.
Location:
     Bldg 221, 800 Walnut Ave
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Events planned at various locations.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  FEB  10, 2018
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. Johnís Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. Johnís Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Saturday,  FEB  10, 2018
12:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
The cemetery on Mare Island is the Navy's oldest cemetery in the West, with graves there dating back to the 1850's. Park at the Visitor's Center and meet at the cemetery, just a few hundred feet up the trail. We will be offering two tours, one starting at 12pm, and the other at 1pm. Realistically, 40 people is the maximum number at this time for each tour. If there are more than 40 people that arrive BY NOON for the first tour, we will ask folks who arrive after that to join us for the 2nd tour at 1pm. We hope you understand, and we will try to accommodate everyone. And if more people show up, we will add another tour, starting at 2pm. We hope this will be a monthly event on second Saturdays. Please give us a call at 707-241-4285 if you have any questions about the tours. The event is free, but your donations to the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve are always encouraged, and help keep the park going!
Leader: Kyle Green
Location:
     167 OíHara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Habitat Restoration   Saturday,  FEB  10, 2018
12:30 PM

SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Pond C
Solano RCD is hosting volunteer events to plant native plants this winter. We will be working from 12:30-3:30. We will be planting many different types of rushes and sedges (as well as a few wildflowers) to improve the bio-filtration processes at the Pond C wetlands. These natives will also beautify the wetland and improve its wildlife habitat. We will provide all necessary tools, work gloves, and snacks. All of these events are family friendly, but we do ask that children under the age of 14 work closely with an adult. Please RSVP by email if you are interested in participating.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Meeting location provided on RSVP.

 
22nd Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival   Sunday,  FEB  11, 2018
9:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island
Please join us for a celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks and other wildlife at the peak of migration! February 9--11, 2018. The festival features 3 days of guided and self-guided birdwatching outings in the 5 county "north shore" of San Francisco Bay, a Wildlife Expo Hall with live presentations & booths full of artisans, non-profits and governmental agencies, the annual "Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops" Art Show, Silent Auction, kids activities, and lots of local and regional venues open for tours on Mare Island and beyond. RAIN or SHINE!. For updated information, visit us on on Facebook.
Location:
     Bldg 221, 800 Walnut Ave
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Events planned at various locations.

 
Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Sunday,  FEB  11, 2018
12:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
The cemetery on Mare Island is the Navy's oldest cemetery in the West, with graves there dating back to the 1850's. Park at the Visitor's Center and meet at the cemetery, just a few hundred feet up the trail. We will be offering two tours, one starting at 12pm, and the other at 1pm. Realistically, 40 people is the maximum number at this time for each tour. If there are more than 40 people that arrive BY NOON for the first tour, we will ask folks who arrive after that to join us for the 2nd tour at 1pm. We hope you understand, and we will try to accommodate everyone. And if more people show up, we will add another tour, starting at 2pm. We hope this will be a monthly event on second Saturdays. Please give us a call at 707-241-4285 if you have any questions about the tours. The event is free, but your donations to the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve are always encouraged, and help keep the park going!
Leader: Kyle Green
Location:
     167 OíHara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  FEB  17, 2018
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. Johnís Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. Johnís Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  MAR  10, 2018
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. Johnís Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. Johnís Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  MAR  17, 2018
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. Johnís Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. Johnís Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  APR  14, 2018
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. Johnís Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. Johnís Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  APR  21, 2018
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. Johnís Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. Johnís Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.